All Stick and NO Carrot. I agree with David Stephenson on this. The US is missing a major PR and goodwill opportunity. BTW, it looks like Pfizer is giving as much as the entire US to disaster relief. Spain nearly doubled the US contribution at $68 million…
A little free thinking: A balanced security budget
would see us spending as much on support for our friends (people and
not corrupt governments) in the developing world as on military power.
Remember, the Saudi Madrassa system costs $300 m a year. You can't
fight its influence with rhetoric alone…. [John Robb's Weblog]